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Location:

Phoenix,AZ,

Member Since:

Jul 23, 2007

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

5K: 22:15 (January 2005);
10K-48:40 (November 2005)
Half-marathon: 1:50:25 (, March 2006);
Marathon: 3:54:16 (January 2006)

Short-Term Running Goals:

BQ

Finish half marathon in January 2010

Run consistently

Lose pregnancy weight + 10 pounds 

 


 





Long-Term Running Goals:

Complete an Ironman triathlon; run the Comrades Marathon in South Africa (55 miles)
Marathon: sub 3:30
Half marathon: sub 1:40
10K: sub 42 minutes
5K: sub 21 minutes

Find out what my potential is and reach it.


Personal:

I've been running since high school (mid-1990s) and do pretty well when I'm focused on a goal. My main problem  is running consistently when I'm NOT training for something specific. I'm an attorney, and I've been married to my husband, also a runner, for 5 1/2 years. We live in Phoenix, Arizona.  We had a beautiful baby girl, Caroline, in August 2009.

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.790.000.000.000.0010.79
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.400.000.000.000.002.40

Well, I finally ventured out.  It is so nice in Phoenix this time of year.  The big celebration today was not my running, but my husband's!  He has recovered from his stress fracture and ran a mile today with no pain.  I ran with him for a while, and then we walked home once we got back to the asphalt (I only wanted him to run on the dirt path).  I feel good.  I know I won't be setting any mileage records, but it felt good to get out there.

Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

It was a beautiful evening for a run.  I heard owls hooting.  It's nice to know my urban neighborhood is biologically diverse.

Everything feels good, except I am wheezing a bit.  I get a little bit of exercise-induced asthma when the weather gets cooler.  And by cooler, I mean the high 60s!

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.640.000.000.000.002.64

I feel very green, because I ran to Blockbuster to return a movie, instead of driving.  The run felt good, and the weather was beautiful.  I felt a strong pain in my left upper thigh/groin area when I stretched afterwards.

I have gained a little weight.  I haven't stepped on the scale, but the clothes feel a little tighter.  Time to step it up.

Average pace: 10:25.  Yikes!

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.750.000.000.000.002.75

Another beautiful evening.  I have gained 8 pounds, so I am sufficiently motivated now.  Happy Halloween Eve!

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.790.000.000.000.0010.79
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